Saturday, December 12, 2009

November's Hope/MIT Media Lab

Even though November has been over for sometime i felt that i could not pass over such a vital month of production due to it's rich content, innocence and experience. My Cousin Jay Masonek who plays the lead in 'Glitch in the Grid' came to Hastings, England for my wedding on Halloween and thankfully stayed for most of the month of November at our generous next door neighbors. This was vital for the film as many re shoots had to be completed and new scenes fleshed out. We also shared plenty of time together gaining spiritual insights into the film, clarifying the vision, going on strange adventures and listening to His guidance. The month was also a challenge in that i have been working steadily on the live action, animation, editing for Glitch during the day and my project proposal for the MIT Media Lab specifically the Object Based Media Lab and Center for Future Storytelling at night. I have had a fruitful previous correspondence regarding my holography and interest in developing Holographic Cinema at MIT while their holo video display develops. I recently visited MIT in September and met with Michael Bove Jr. Head of the Object Based Media Lab and Co-Director of the Center for Future Storytelling. The environment on campus is electric, i feel that i need to be at MIT in order to help create the cinema of the future with forward thinking people and grow out of my comfort zone artistically/technically. Anyways back to Glitch the outdoor animation had increased in difficulty due to November's stormy weather and gail force winds in Hastings and the greater UK. The new techniques i have been experimenting with also add to an already labor intensive struggle but i am very pleased with the results and visual/symbolic power of the images. I managed only 2 minutes of stop motion animation in November. This being mid December the tally is now 3 minutes and i am creating a short film called 'Regeneration' that i will be sending to festivals starting in January 2010 Lord willing. I did this with my short animated film 'Forest' before 'Imagination' came out. i also hope to cut a trailer before the new year. Enjoy these new production photos and be sure to check out Jay's facebook for the amazing pictures he took during his stay!